Trump wings it on Middle East peace

Doyle BarkerFeb 21, 2017

Kerry's plan also included that both Israel and Palestine should share Jerusalem al-Quds as their shared internationally recognized capital, which Tel Aviv calls it its "undivided" capital.

Business and religious leaders, lawyers, academics, entertainers and former politicians have joined forces to oppose Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Australia, saying his policies "provoke, intimidate and oppress" the Palestinian people and are pushing the Middle East further from peace. For decades, intelligence analysts have regarded Israel's Unit 8200 as one of the most elite in the world.

A spokesman for Netanyahu declined to comment on the report.

"It's not only that we're both innovation nations". Actually, it's an old one rewarmed by Netanyahu, who previous year proposed that Israel build on its common interests with Sunni states such as Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, which also are focused on containing Iranian expansionism and destroying Islamic jihadists. It is that we're committed to a better world.

The Heat: Netanyahu visits Washington Pt 2Tonight's panel takes a look at Netanyahu and Trump and the future of security and peace in the Middle East with Chuck Freilich, a former deputy National Security Adviser in Israel and senior analyst at the Israeli Ministry of Defense and Hussein Ibish, senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute.

"Netanyahu did not accept Kerry's proposal and said he would have difficulty getting it approved by his governing coalition", Haaretz wrote yesterday.

So sensitive is the issue that Israeli authorities rarely - if ever - specifically name Arab countries when speaking publicly on the subject, with the exception of Egypt and Jordan which have peace deals with Israel and maintain diplomatic relations.

The state visit to Bangladesh by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has underlined once again the firm commitment of our country for the people of Palestine and for Palestine achieving sovereign statehood.

Herzog said the two-state option was a pre-condition for any broad-based regional initiative. He has also promised to move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to fortify Israel's claim to the city as its capital, and appointed an ambassador with close ties to the settlement movement.

Such an arrangement has always been an Israeli dream, but it ignores, as former secretary of state John Kerry noted, deeply felt Arab attachment to the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, also at the Munich conference, said he supported the creation of a Palestinian state.

"We know that it is a very complex situation, but we hope that Israel and Palestine can resume direct negotiations and make progress towards a just and durable solution to this long-standing and often unfortunately violent conflict", Lee said.

Related Articles:



« Previous article
Next article »


Popular Pages

Kraft Heinz spurned in $143B Unilever takeover approach
Nearly two years after it was created in a megamerger, the Kraft Heinz Co.is going shopping again. Buffett and 3G acquired Heinz in 2013 and together own about 51 per cent of Kraft Heinz .

Dad fighting for life in hospital after violent shark attack
A crowdfunding venture to assist Mr Dickson with his recovery has already raised more than $10,000 towards its $20,000 goal. It has been revealed one of Mr Dickson's friends was an ex navy officer with medical training.

China Cannot Be Expected to Punish North Korea
Especially important are the responses from China, which has supported North Korea by such means as provision of crude oil. North Korea said this week it had successfully test-fired a new type of medium- to long-range ballistic missile.

North Korea demands Malaysia return Kim Yong Nam's body immediately
TV Chosun, citing unidentified "multiple government sources", said the women were believed to be North Korean agents. North Korean embassy officials followed Jong-nam's body when it was taken to the hospital on Wednesday morning.

Conte considering Terry recall for Chelsea's FA Cup clash with Wolves
If I have to make a choice, it's not important to explain this choice. "I'm happy if we win, not if we lose and have 21 players happy".

Adele and Beyonce to collaborate for a song on women empowerment
And you make them stand up for themselves. "My husband, my son, you're the only reason I do it", she said, after a tearful speech. And we appreciate that. "I adore you, and I want you to be my mommy", Adele said. "You are our light".

Alabama experiences high influenza-like illness activity; flu shots still recommended
Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies how well the flu vaccine protects against flu illness. There must be a new vaccine each year based on strains of flu that are expected to circulate.

Hannibal Buress Trolls Kevin Durant at All-Star 'NBA 2K' Game
I'm going to enjoy my weekend, enjoy my couple days I got off and get ready for the second half. But I don't think there's a whole lot of friction.

Lincoln's Cowley masterminds seismic Cup shock at Burnley
Target man Matt Rhead dropped deeper into the midfield to play a supportive role in getting the ball to the running Muldoon. The Lincoln City goalscorer had been dreaming of this certain moment for years when he tweeted in 2012 about Joey Barton.

Miami Dolphins to release LT Branden Albert, source says
However, maybe Williams would buy in with whatever Belichick and Matt Patricia do to coach him up in the Patriots' system. Don't be surprised if Williams ends up on the Patriots' radar when the NFL's free agency period kicks off.